brain death, decoupling, multidisciplinary, Organ Procurement Organization, organ/tissue donation



  1. Noah, Patty RN, BSN, CNRN
  2. Morgan, Susie RN, MSN, CNRN


The need for solid organs suitable for transplantation is an ever growing one in the United States today. It is imperative that there is ongoing interaction between the local Organ Procurement Organization and the health care professional so that a trust and a spirit of collaboration can develop. The use of the Organ/Tissue Donation Algorithm and the multidisciplinary approach has produced both positive and negative outcomes.